Paul Pierce has agreed to reunite with Coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers with a three-year $10.5-million contract deal, according to sources.
The L.A. Times reported that the team will sign Pierce for their so-called “mini-midlevel exception,” filling the small forward void left by Matt Barnes, who was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies last June.
Pierce will be receiving $3.37 million on his first year with the Clippers. The total of his contract, with $3.57 million and $3.67 million for the second and third year, will only be half of what he was to make if he re-signs with the Washington Wizards, who reportedly were willing to give him more with team option for his second year.
According to the same report, Pierce’ presence is expected to prove enticing for DeAndre Jordan, who is scheduled to have a meeting with the Clippers on Thursday, after the New York Knicks and the Lakers.
The Grizzlies gave away Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte Hornets for the trade.
Pierce worked with the Wizards for the 2014-15 NBA season.